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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

A stack of prayers

A stack of prayers

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Lately I’ve taken up the habit of praying through index cards. My college lit professor did this, endlessly walking around the campus pond praying for our…

Who needs an Ebola czar?

By Cal Thomas
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Ebola Virus | “Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar … far away from us!” —

Insuppressible truth

Insuppressible truth

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Untruths, cover-ups, and falsifications cannot last in the long run, but the truth is unkillable. Proverbs is not poetic but a promise you can take to the…

The martyr’s death

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:10, NKJV) Only God knows the…

The fall of Harvard

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | They say the Enlightenment is what caused Christian colleges like Harvard, Williams, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Amherst to fall from grace. I have never…

Houston sermon subpoenas are censorship pure and simple

By Cal Thomas
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Religious Liberty | Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal…

Lost money, found faith

Lost money, found faith

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband lost a week’s pay. It must have fallen out of his pocket at the hardware store. He waited a week to tell me because he feared my reaction. My…

The Obama trust deficit

By D.C. Innes
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Presidency | With the midterm elections just two weeks away, President Obama should reflect soberly on his approval ratings, the lowest of his presidency, which indicate a…

A little ray of all-American sunshine

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sports | I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just  any  team—there has to be some…

One-word praying

One-word praying

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In a village nestled in the rice paddies of Buan, South Korea, in the spring of 1999, I was in my mother-in-law’s house watching my husband die of cancer. I…

Deadspin’s spin exposed

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Deadspin, a sports website owned by Gawker Media, is “liberal, sarcastic, and humorous,” according to Wikipedia—and that combination was one more nail…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
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Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

 
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